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  1. Defiance in Taxation and Governance

    Defiance in Taxation and Governance

    Valerie Braithwaite
    This innovative book presents a theory of tax defiance, integrating five years of research on people’s hopes, fears and expectations of the tax system and the authority that administers it. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 175.00   Web: $ 157.50
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  2. The Political Economy of Financing Scottish Government

    The Political Economy of Financing Scottish Government

    C. Paul Hallwood, Ronald MacDonald
    Can the UK survive widespread dissatisfaction in both Scotland and England with the financing of public spending by Scotland’s parliament? This timely book explains how fiscal autonomy could raise economic growth and efficiency in Scotland – to the benefit of both Scotland and the rest of the United Kingdom. The authors discuss how other reform proposals – which amount to cutting Scotland’s block grant – would fail as they would not be seen in Scotland as legitimate. They conclude that fiscal autonomy would be accepted as it reduces Scotland’s democratic deficit in public spending, and would go a long way toward reducing vertical and horizontal imbalances in the UK. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  3. The Economics of Social Protection

    The Economics of Social Protection

    Lars Söderström
    This book focuses on arrangements for redistributing consumption opportunities over the life cycle and for providing compensation for income losses or large expenditures due to reasons such as illness and unemployment. After extensive coverage of the nature of inequalities in income and wealth in a market economy, and various notions of social justice, the author discusses public and private transfers in cash or in kind related to old age, childhood, illness and the like. Importantly, the book takes into account both equity and efficiency aspects. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  4. Fiscal Federalism and Political Decentralization

    Fiscal Federalism and Political Decentralization

    Edited by Núria Bosch, José M. Durán
    This book analyzes political decentralization and fiscal federalism in Canada and Germany, both traditional federal countries, and in Spain, a unitarian country engaged in the last two decades in a process of decentralization. Three key issues required for a well designed financing system are analyzed in depth, namely: tax assignment, equalization grants – i.e. redistribution of money from the wealthy regions or the national government to poorer regions, and the role of local governments in the administration of taxes. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  5. Between Growth and Stability

    Between Growth and Stability

    Edited by Lelia Simona Talani, Bernard Casey
    Combining economic and political science perspectives, this timely and important book describes and analyses the circumstances and events leading to the demise and subsequent reform of the Stability and Growth Pact (SGP). Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  6. Frontiers in Pension Finance

    Frontiers in Pension Finance

    Edited by Dirk Broeders, Sylvester Eijffinger, Aerdt Houben
    How to deliver adequate pension benefits at reasonable costs is a huge challenge confronting our ageing societies. This book delivers a comprehensive overview of the latest insights into pension finance, pension system design, pension governance and risk based supervision. It combines state-of-the-art analyses with innovative policy proposals to increase the efficiency and resilience of pension systems and to advance these systems’ contribution to global financial stability. Renowned pension experts offer cutting-edge guidance for future decision making and the development of best practices. This exciting exploration of the frontiers in pension finance highlights key aspects of securing long term retirement provisions. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 164.00   Web: $ 147.60
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  7. Tax Compliance and Tax Morale

    Tax Compliance and Tax Morale

    Benno Torgler
    The question of why citizens pay their taxes has attracted increased attention in the tax compliance literature of late. In this book, Benno Torgler considers the evidence that suggests that enforcement efforts cannot fully explain the high degree of tax compliance within society. To attempt to resolve this puzzle, numerous researchers have argued that citizens’ attitudes towards paying taxes (defined as tax morale) help to explain the high degree of compliance. Yet most have treated tax morale itself as a black box, failing to discuss the issues influencing it. This unique volume provides important new insights into the factors that shape the emergence and maintenance of citizens’ willingness to cooperate with tax legislations in different societies. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  8. Fiscal Sociology and the Theory of Public Finance

    Fiscal Sociology and the Theory of Public Finance

    Richard E. Wagner
    This book advances a social-theoretic treatment of public finance, which contrasts with the typical treatment of government as an agent of intervention into a market economy. To start, Richard Wagner construes government not as an agent but as a polycentric process of interaction, just as is a market economy. The theory of markets and the theory of public finance are thus construed as complementary components of a broader endeavor of social theorizing, with both seeking to provide insight into the emergence of generally coordinated relationships within society. The author places analytical focus on emergent processes of development rather than on states of equilibrium, and with much of that development set in motion by conflict among people and their plans. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  9. The Disappearing State?

    The Disappearing State?

    Edited by Francis G. Castles
    Edited by Francis G. Castles, a leading authority in the field, and bringing together an outstanding group of British, German and American scholars, it examines trends in non-social or ‘core’ spending on public administration, defence, public order, education, economic affairs and debt financing and in the regulatory ordering of the economic sphere. The book not only opens up new areas of comparative public policy research, but also demonstrates clearly that there have been real reductions in the reach of state in some areas, although patterns of causation are more complex and varied than generally presumed by the retrenchment literature. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  10. Handbook of Fiscal Federalism

    Handbook of Fiscal Federalism

    Edited by Ehtisham Ahmad, Giorgio Brosio
    This major Handbook addresses fiscal relations between different levels of government under the general rubric of ‘fiscal federalism’, providing a review of the latest literature as well as an invaluable guide for practitioners and policy makers seeking informed policy options. The contributors include leading lights in the field, many of whom have themselves made seminal contributions to the literature. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 280.00   Web: $ 252.00
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    2008   Paperback Price: $ 94.00   Web: $ 75.20
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  11. Economics and the Future

    Economics and the Future

    Edited by David J. Pannell, Steven G.M. Schilizzi
    Economics and the Future tackles the discounting issue from a number of angles, ranging from relatively short-term private financial decisions, to very long-term public issues spanning generations. The authors present differing perspectives and original ideas in a style that remains accessible while addressing some of the more difficult questions about discounting in theory and practice. It reveals that the economic issues regarding time are embedded in a broader social, ethical and philosophical context. Learn More
    2009   Paperback Price: $ 56.00   Web: $ 44.80
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    2006   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  12. Competition in the Provision of Local Public Goods

    Competition in the Provision of Local Public Goods

    Alexandra Petermann Reifschneider
    The central purpose of this book is to analyse the optimal allocation of local public goods or services (for example garbage collection, police, fire brigades and medical services) in large urban agglomerations and the allocation consequences of increasing competition in the provision of them. Competition in the Provision of Local Public Goods uses two innovative aspects present in the concept of Functional Overlapping Competing Jurisdictions, which are de-localized membership and uni-functionality of jurisdictions. The book analyses the effect of these two aspects on competition among jurisdictions and the impact this probable increase in competition may have on the achievement of the optimal allocation of local public goods. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  13. Fiscal Policy in Economic and Monetary Union

    Fiscal Policy in Economic and Monetary Union

    Marco Buti, Daniele Franco
    This book explores the origins, rationale, problems and prospects of the European fiscal policy framework. It provides the reader with a roadmap to EMU’s budgetary framework by exploring its theoretical and empirical foundations, uncovering its historical roots and emphasising its supranational nature. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 156.00   Web: $ 140.40
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  14. Public Expenditure Control in Europe

    Public Expenditure Control in Europe

    Edited by Milagros Garciá Crespo
    This book presents a comprehensive analysis of public expenditure control in Europe and the coordination strategies available. It provides a detailed scrutiny of the various audit systems in the EU and the difficulties in building consistency or harmony between them. The book demonstrates how successful strategies should aim to strengthen the collaboration between different layers of government at the EU, national and regional levels. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  15. The Public Financing of Pharmaceuticals

    The Public Financing of Pharmaceuticals

    Edited by Jaume Puig-Junoy
    This book provides a complete approach to the economics of financing medicines and policy implications for the efficiency and equity of health systems. In all health systems with majority public financing, pharmaceutical reimbursement is one of the key factors in policies of change and transformation of health services in order to face the future with guarantees of financial sustainability. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  16. Ageing and Pension Reform Around the World

    Ageing and Pension Reform Around the World

    Edited by Giuliano Bonoli, Toshimitsu Shinkawa
    This book comprehensively documents developments in pension policy in eleven advanced industrial countries in Western Europe, East Asia and North America. In order to explore what population ageing means for the sustainability of pension systems, the authors present a detailed review of pension policy making over the past two decades and provide up-to-date analysis of current pension legislation. They examine the factors that can facilitate or impede the adaptation of pension systems and the features that shape and determine reforms. They also highlight the fact that although the path of reform taken by each country is somewhat different, the processes at work are often very similar. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 156.00   Web: $ 140.40
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  17. Reforming Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations and the Rebuilding of Indonesia

    Reforming Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations and the Rebuilding of Indonesia

    Edited by James Alm, Jorge Martinez-Vazquez, Sri Mulyani Indrawati
    Indonesia is currently facing some severe challenges, both in political affairs and in economic management. One of these challenges is the recently enacted decentralization program, now well underway, which promises to have some wide-ranging consequences. This edited volume presents original papers, written by a select group of widely recognized and distinguished scholars, that take a hard, objective look at the many effects of decentralization on economic and political issues in Indonesia. Learn More
    2005   Hardback Price: $ 167.00   Web: $ 150.30
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  18. Public Private Partnerships

    Public Private Partnerships

    Darrin Grimsey, Mervyn K. Lewis
    This path-breaking book considers the recent trend for governments to look increasingly to private sector finance, provided by private enterprises constructing and managing public infrastructure facilities in partnership with government bodies. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  19. City Taxes, City Spending

    City Taxes, City Spending

    Edited by Amy Ellen Schwartz
    An illustrious group of economists contribute to this volume honoring Dick Netzer, the public finance economist well-known for his research on state and local taxation, the provision of urban public services, and non-profit organizations. Following in his tradition, the contributors apply microeconomics to real world problems facing urban areas and use statistical analysis to gain insight into practical solutions. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 165.00   Web: $ 148.50
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  20. International Handbook of Land and Property Taxation

    International Handbook of Land and Property Taxation

    Edited by Richard M. Bird, Enid Slack
    This comprehensive Handbook explores case studies of land and property taxation in 25 countries (five in each of five regions – OECD, central and eastern Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America), and focuses on the potential contributions of the property tax to the revenues of urban and rural governments and to more efficient land use. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 215.00   Web: $ 193.50
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